Whalebone Classic brings ASP 3-star to West Australia
ASP 3 Star Men's Longboard Event
ASP 3 Star Women's Longboard Event
Iso's Reef, Cottesloe West Australia
14 - 15 July 2012
World Longboard Champs Confirmed For The "Be Kind, Be Calm, Keep Smiling Whalebone Classic"
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 June, 2012 : - - An international field of longboard surfers will be vying for the richest purse in West Australian longboard surfing when they compete at the ASP 3 star "Be Kind, Be Calm, Keep Smiling Whalebone Classic" at Iso's Reef at Cottesloe from July 14th. With current World Longboard Champion, Taylor Jensen from the USA returning to defend the Whalebone Classic title he won last year, spearheading the challenge from the internationals including New Zealand Open Champion Thomas Kibblewhite and Italy's Armando Colucci.
The West Australian and East Coast competitors are banding together to ensure the title and the majority of the prize money stays in Australia. Led by past winners Ben Proudfoot and Jock Bahen both from WA, the Australian assault will feature 2010 World Champion Harley Ingleby (NSW), rookie of the year 17 yr old Nic Jones (Qld), world number 14 Jared Neal (NSW) and Ben Dickens also from NSW.
The Women's division is no less impressive with Hawaii's Miku Uemura and New Zealand's Wini Paul the pick of the internationals. Defending women's champion Georgia Young (WA) will be looking to repeat last years result will meet stiff opposition from last years runner up Nava Young (NSW) and 2010 women's champ Rosie Locke from Qld.
As well as the ASP Longboard Qualifying Series there are a range of amateur divisions for the whole family to enjoy as well as an exhibition of surfing lifestyle products and services.
The Whalebone Classic is a longboard surfing event that can rightfully boast to being not only West Australia's leading longboard contest but also it rates as having the largest professional prize purse in Australia with US$20,000. With this amount of prize money and valuable making it one of the premier among the Australian professional longboard community. Staged annually at Iso\'s Reef at Cottesloe nearly 200 longboard surfers and their supporters are expected to converge for another gathering of the tribes on July 14th & 15th July2012. Now into its fifteenth year, the Whalebone has always attracted some of the countries best longboarders.
Source: Island Style
Author: Sean McKeown
Tags: Western Australia, Longboard, Whalebone Classic